click to show more information

click to hide/show information About your Search

20130416
20130416
Search Results 0 to 18 of about 19 (some duplicates have been removed)
's winter of discontent, when britain had double-digit inflation, a top income tax rate of 83% and rising unemployment. and she revolutionized the economy with free-market ideas in her ten years of service that ushered in a new decade of prosperity. when she took office, the top income tax rate was 83%. it was cut to 60% and then to 40%. the middle tax rate was cut to 30%. and the lowest tax rate was eliminated altogether. when she took office, the top corporate tax rate was 53%. she cut it to 35%. the top capital gains tax rate was a stifling 75%. thatcher cut it to 30%. and as a result, a progrowth policies, unemployment fell from a high of 12% early in her tenure to 7.5% near the end. public spending as a percentage of g.d.p. fell from 45.1% of g.d.p. to 39.4% of g.d.p. and inflation fell from almost 22% in 1979 to a low rate of 2.4% in 1986. but perhaps the most telling tribute to margaret thatcher's leadership is that three days after she gave her britain await speech, that heroic speech she was dubbed "the iron lady" in the communist news outlet "the red star." when your military en
, april 15th, tax day, patriots day, the marathon, please be individual dots that investigators will think about. they will be careful to, the media, i include myself in that, now, we want to connect those dots very quickly and say, look. it was pats' day. it might be extremists. these are all individual dots that, at some point, will make sense. but right now, the federal bureau of investigation, the boston police, others in the u.s. government, are really in the process of collecting all of these dots. the date, potential groups that might have made threats before, the forensic information. looking at overseas intelligence. and it's really only after all of those dots are collected, that you very slowly and methodically start to connect them slowly. so, it may very well be that april 15th had some consequence here. it could turn out it had nothing to do with it. this was simply the boston marathon or simply an attack of opportunity. a factor, do we know if it's positive or points in one point or another? not less than 24 hours later. no, we really don't. >> you talk about the dots that n
th is tax day, where we pay our taxes. april 19th, friday, is the anniversary both of the oklahoma city bombing and also the waco raid. none of these are connected, right, but could any one of those lead you in the direction of a domestic group? most certainly. you can be sure investigators are looking at all those potential connections to see in what direction when you pull it all together the facts lead them. >> paul, although we don't know yet, very quickly, how soon would you expect to have a much clearer idea? >> it's difficult to tell how the investigation is going to go. but the forensics will be absolutely key. maybe there will be some sort of claim of responsibility, maybe somebody will be brought into custody that can shed light on what happened. but there's a huge effort right now under way, piers. >> i want to bring in tammi hughes on the phone who just crossed the finish line when the explosions went off. a terrifying experience for you. >> just awful. >> how are you? tell me what you saw and how you felt about it. >> well, i had just come across the finish line and i
is also tax day. we also confirmed there is no individual or individuals from the bay area currently being investigated for any connection to the boston bombing. and finally two sources say on attacks like this it is not uncommon to have what is called a spike in monitored chatter and communications. both sources said according to federal agents the federal agents did not see spike in chatter before today's bombing. >>> we have been in contact with senator dianne feinstein who chaired the senate intelligence committee. she told us she has been briefed on the situation and intelligence officials told her they have no advanced warnings and this has the hallmarks of terrorism. >>> law enforcement officials are on heightened alert. thousands of sports fans are on their way to oakland. nbc bay area's cheryl hurd joins us at the coliseum where at 35,000 fans will be greeted with heavy security in the next hour. >> reporter: two major sporting events here. one here at the oracle arena, the other here at the oakland as. authorities say they are concerned about safety every time there is a sporting
's that kind of symbol that a terrorist would look at. and also it's tax day. it's april 15th. and if it's a domestic type of terrorist that hates their government and wants to rebell against it, that's also a symbol as well. i think we'll follow the evidence the way law enforcement people do, being a former da, you only know what you know. and they're sorting those things out. i can tell you this, that the fusion center here where the federal law enforcement people work with the state law enforcement people and the local is one of the finest in the whole country. it's rated that way. and so there's though question in my mind that that group added with the assets of the entire country right now, that the president is calling on, will bring the person responsible to justice. there's that level of confidence right thousand. but it's hard to even go there when you're sitting there, that people that you know, and people that know other people have been injured thin this. three have already lost their lives. it's hard to get past that, but the professionals who are doing their are doing that
that a terrot would use. it is tax day. it's april 15th. that could be a symbol for someone that is a domestic terrorist. we don't know that yet. i'll tell you this from boston, we are renowned for having the best fusion center. they are working feverishly right now. i do feel with the assets of the entire u.s. government the way the president has said he would give us today that we will bring the person responsible to justice. in the city tonight they're not looking that way. they're not feeling that way. we've lost three people. over 120 people are reported injured. there's a numbness in the city not out of fear but out of trauma at this occurring. >> congressman bill keating. a tough night for the city you love. when we come back 26 miles in honor of 26 lives. the family of newtown, connecticut faced with a whole new tragedy. [ male announcer ] this is joe woods' first day of work. and his new boss told him two things -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll work his way up from busser to waiter to chef before opening a restaurant specializing in fish a
inin our trunks, more cities are creating bag taxes it's the caseit's the in our area.ur the tote buggy is a way to organize your bags and add aadd little flare. fla it's slim so you can keep itkeep between the driver's seat andseat an the console. inside it a buggy car keys thethe mesh bag inside can be used for produce. tote buddy hit the market a fewa days ago. they're made in the u.s., there's several designsde including a chalk kit which which comes with actually called chalk chal pennpen allowing you to write your your list outside of the reminder.re some the guys are doing the the shopping, too. the prices range from $15 to$1 $30. you will find the reusable bags, ba those are $15 to $30.$1 have you5 made the switch to nontoxic green cleaners for your home? traditional cleaning products contain dangerous chemicalsch even making them creates its ownown set of problems for ther the environment. there's so many products in youryour kitchen and thrapple that youhat you can use -- bathroom, we're talking about the lemon, olive oil and and better for the environment and and cheaper
, this is on tax day, near the event patriots day and the near the event of waco and et cetera. cetera. terrorism is an opportunity of capable and motive. moti someone had the motive, developed the capability and the opportunity happened to be thiss on this high-profile event on-po this week. week that may be a coincidence, basen on the opportunity of having a i lot of people and a lot of cameras. >> we also, we understand andndd have over the years when iraq and afghanistan you hear about improvised explosive devices ieds, this thing described as as that as well.that we are used to hearing about it happening overseas but not heree at home when you look at what we know, which isn't everything evr about these explosives now, is , this something that is pretty common, the makeup of these thes explosives that we have dealthat with overseas, that our military offices have had to deal with il the past in. in. >> in the united states, ki sayy that over the last year -- i can say that over the last decade da the use of ieds has decreased relative to the previous decadee that is a relative term. term. ot
we do know. let's be thankful we have spent our tax money to build up the capacity to do this, thankful of a police department, a fire department and public health people. you know, it's fashionable these days for people in my line of work to brag about cut and reduce government. i'm glad they weren't successful. this is an enormously expensive undertaking. large numbers of people and people complaining they're paid too much. well, i hope we have the best possible people. i hope we have people who are the investigators, scientific investigators, personality people who can do this. and i hope they're going to be able to get answers but i don't see how anybody can know right now. >> sir, one thing that was written this morning about "boston globe" column miist and said it's left with an unnerving proposition. a homegrown, lunatic, foreign inspired or sponsored, we'll never feel safe in our own town. i know you said you want to feel optimistic. what's your message of people of boston and massachusetts? >> that's greatly hyperbolic. we have a terrible attack. thousands of people k
happened in waco. one more quick note about the timing. yesterday was tax day for everyone in this country but here in boston it was patriots day which commemorates the battles of lexington and concord, the start of the u.s. revolutionary war. big day not only for the country but boston. >> what was supposed to be a celebration turned out differently. let's go back to new york and savannah. >> matt on monday evening president obama spoke about this tragedy offering his thoughts and prayers to the city and vowing justice to those involved. i happened to sit down with him shortly before these explosions and we talked about a number of things in the headlines. we began with the gun legislation before congress that many say is now hanging by a thread. >> i think we've got a good chance of seeing it pass if members of congress are listening to the american people so let's just take the example of background checks. 90% of americans think that we should make it tougher for criminals or people with serious mental illnesses to obtain a gun, and so the notion that congress would defy the overwhelmi
the last four months and even years before that debating issues like taxes, spending, and health care, but the number-one responsibility of the federal government is to keep the american people safe and secure. our response to this attack must be firm and unequivocal. we must send a clear message that we will never compromise our value or our freedom in the face of terrorist violence. we must stay on the offensive against the enemies of civilization and remain vigilant in our day-to-day lives. the victims of boston deserve nothing less. madam president, i yield the floor. and i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: quorum call: quorum call: the presiding officer: the senator from iowa. mr. grassley: i ask that the calling of the quorum be suspended. the presiding officer: without objection. under the previous order, the senate will resume consideration of s. 649, which the clerk will report. the clerk: s. 649, a bill to ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the national inst
. and then asa to close it off. >> yes, thank you, jim. the tax force says -- the task force says in our report all societies behave differently under stress. at those times they may even take actions that conflict with their essential character and values. and that's what we did here. of we were under stress, and we took actions that conflict with who we are. who we are called to be and who we have committed to be. and then we spent about ten years not being willing to face the truth about that. often by covering what happened with euphemisms and an awful lot of state secrets. so i believe that our detainee task force has functioned as a kind of truth commission, revealing where we strayed from our values by shining the light of investigation and analysis onto the problem in the open that the next time we're under that kind of stress we do not go down the same road. and it has been an honor to serve on this panel. >> thank you, dave. nick? >> very little, just in terms of new things, everyone here has discussed the general contours of the report which is the most important thing. there are som
Search Results 0 to 18 of about 19 (some duplicates have been removed)